Exhibit to help pay for heart surgery


A charity art exhibit, “Horses” by He Yuanming, is scheduled this weekend at Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Donations help Little Red Scarf sponsor the 1000th child suffering from congenital heart disease in China's poor, rural Gansu Province.

Hongyan, a 7-year-old girl, is suffering from the most severe type of the disease (Tetralogy of Fallot). The Los Altos-based Ping and Amy Chao Family Foundation, which is sponsoring the exhibit, notes that even donations of $10 "will go a long way towards helping her receive this life saving surgery."

The distinguished artist donated eight paintings to the cause. According to Beijing Poly International Auction prices, smaller paintings are worth about $4,000 and larger paintings are worth around $30,000, with an estimated total of $80,000.

The exhibit times are 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Also featured is a live demo painting by He Yuanming, wishing all a prosperous Year of the Horse. An opening reception is scheduled Saturday.

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